Our Baseball and Softball Instructors

Bill Peterson - Owner

20+ years of coaching and training experience
8 years experience as an MLB Associate Scout, Colorado Rockies Scout
Spent 8 years as an Assistant Coach at GRCC
Won Back to Back NSCAA National Championships at Bristol University (93, 94)
MVP of NSCAA College World Series in 1993

Alex Hoover - Baseball Director
  • Former Concordia University Player/Coach

  • MVP of Conference Senior Year

Steve Merriman - Pitching
  • Current Minor League Pitching Coach for Colorado Rockies

  • Former Pitching Coach at University of Michigan

  • Former Scout for the MLB

  • Former Minor League Pitching Coach for AZ Diamondbacks & the New York Mets

Ben Rodewald
  • 3 years Professional Baseball Experience

  • Former Assistant Coach for Davenport University

  • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers

  • Former Central Michigan University Pitcher

Jesse Hernandez
  • Currently in the Toronto Blue Jays Organization

  • Former Central Michigan University player & MAC Pitcher of the Year

  • 5+ years coaching & training experience

Bryce Morrow
  • Currently a Professional Pitcher in the San Diego Padres Organization

  • Former Central Michigan University Pitcher


Joe Dunigan
  • 5+ years of coaching and training experience

  • 5th Round Draft Pick of the Seattle Mariners

  • Played 3 years at the University of Oaklahoma

Jeff Siler
  • 20 years of professional baseball experience - Detroit Tigers

  • Former pitcher for Detroit Tigers Organization

  • 1994 MAC Pitcher of the Year at Central Michigan University

Rick Sellers
  • Currently an area scout for the Atlanta Braves

  • Former Cincinnati Reds Midwest Scouting Supervisor

  • 9 years Professional Baseball, 2 1/2 years at AAA level

Larry Ike
  • Former player at Michigan State University

  • Former Aquinas College Pitching Coach

  • Former Pitcher Detroit Tigers Organization


Cody Grice
  • Former Outfielder for the New York Yankees Organization

  • 12th Round Draft Pick - 2011

  • Former GVSU All American

Giancarlo Brugnoni
  • Current Infielder Detroit Tigers Organization

  • Played 4 years at GVSU

  • First Team All American at GVSU

Ryan LaMarre
  • Currently an Outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds

  • 2nd Round Draft Pick - 2010

  • Former University of Michigan player

Torston Boss - Pitcher
  • Current Infielder Cleveland Indians Organization

  • Played 3 Years at Michigan State University

  • 8th Round Draft Pick of the Baltimore Orioles
    Bernie Butgereit - Softball Director
  • 10 Years of Travel Coaching Experience

Doug Gillis
  • Currently a Head Pitching Consultant for the University of Missouri

  • 2010 International Softball Congress All-World Pitcher Selection

  • 6 time member of Team USA
Ronda Varnesdeel
  • Former Head Coach at Aquinas College and Davenport University

  • Currently the Athletic Director at Davenport University
Connie Brooks
  • Former Cornerstone University Assistant Coach

  • Former Calvin College Assistant Coach

  • Former GVSU player

  • 10+ years of coaching and training experience